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Kent P
Batavia, OH101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I loved this house. Best of the three to visit. Lots to see, and use a QR reader for much more information.
Written 25 February 2021
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Trieze0713
Jakarta, Indonesia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Was told by our guide that this is the best house to visit from the 3 available for tourists. Wasn't crowded and I could get to all 4 floors. Though it's a bit too hot inside since they burnt fires on the 1st floor but I could get glimpse of how the native lives. The house owner also serves nice green tea for free for visitors.
Written 8 November 2019
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Brigette
Hong Kong, China402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It’s like walking back in time this place is packed with nostalgia, my kid loves climbing the ladders and walking on the planks, I loved the photogenic views from the windows. Really worth it.
Written 22 August 2019
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We chose to explore this house when we visited Shirakawa-go and think it was a good choice. It was not nearly as crowded as the Wada House and some of the others but had many interesting displays. You could climb up to all of the floors, giving an interesting perspective as you peered out the windows. You should definitely go inside one of the houses during your visit and I think this one is a great choice.
Written 4 June 2019
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FrankNamibia
Walvis Bay, Namibia757 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is one to skip, despite the free green tea. Inside there is little to see, with a wood fire burning in the middle of the bottom floor. Needless to say that the smoke fills the entire house, it is not that you need a gas mask but still very unpleasant - your clothes are quite smelly afterwards as well. You will not miss anything if you do not visit this house.
Written 25 March 2019
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Glimpse of life in the Shirakawa-go village! Hard to imagine living in the house on a snowy, icy, cold day. Make sure to climb the steep stair case and explore all four floors.
Written 17 March 2019
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Celine Ann F
Paranaque, Philippines66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
It was great seeing how Japan, particularly the people of Shirakawa-go lived a hundred or so years ago through Kanda House. It's still descendants of the Kanda family who are taking care of the house and they also serve freshly brewed tea to guests. At the upper part of the house, you can still see how it looked like back when they used the space for their silk worm industry.
Written 12 February 2019
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Inecita C
Santa Rosa, Philippines72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
had the chance to move around the place while viewing the gasshos in Shirakawaga. It's one of the culturally-rich habitues in the place.
Written 9 January 2019
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KianKhiang
Singapore, Singapore250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Family
Kanda House is part of the Shirakawa-go village. Get the map from information counter & it can explore by walking from Shirakawa-go bus station. Suggested to bring umbrella as there is limited shelter.
Written 23 June 2018
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Graham H
Melbourne, Australia851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Couples
We were recommended to see Kanda House in front of all other Village houses. There are several open for visiting in the Village, but Kanda is the largest, and has 4 accessible floors. It also had a viewable gunpowder pit, where primitive gunpowder was made in the Edo Period, and gunpowder was traded for rice and sent to the Shogun in Kanazawa, secretly. It is well accessible to any able bodied individual, and shows all the features of the houses, for which the village is a world heritage listed site (UNESCO). A definite on your agenda. No guided tour, but an informative video to start. Oh, and the pond outside has beautiful carp and koi, which is where the world’s oldest carp used to live before it died recently - Guinness Book of Records!
Written 22 June 2018
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